Lentil & Spinach Soup

Winter time is the perfect season to try out a variety of soups to keep yourself warm. This is a delicious and healthy soup rich in iron, protein, and antioxidants, perfect for the cold weather.


1 medium onion

3 cloves of chopped garlic

2 spoons of olive oil

2 large or 3 medium size carrots dices

2 celery diced

2 bay leaves

1 (14.5 oz.) can of crushed tomatoes

1 cup of red lentils

1 cup of green (grey) lentils

4 cups of chicken broth

4  cups of water

2 cups of spinach

2 spoons of lemon

1/2 teaspoon of cumin

1/2 teaspoon of coriander

1 1/2 teaspoon of paprika

salt and ground black pepper to season


Chop the garlic and onion.

Chop the carrots and celery.

Pour 2 spoons of olive oil into a cooking pot and sauté the garlic and onion for 4 minutes (till the onions crystalize).

Add carrots and celery and cook for another 4 minutes.

Add lentils, broth, water, and crushed tomatoes.

Cook on a medium heat for 45 minutes.

Add spinach and cook for another 10 minutes.

Season with herbs, salt and pepper, add lemon juice.

Garnish with fresh parsley before serving.






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